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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Who is the $100 Billion Military Empire?



U.S. Military Personnel Deployments by Country

Internationally, there are just under 200,000 U.S. troops that are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world.

Here are the top 20 countries they are stationed in, as well as an “Other” category that represents the rest:

RankCountry/TerritoryU.S. Troops
#1Japan39,345
#2Germany34,805
#3South Korea23,468
#4Italy12,102
#5Afghanistan9,294
#6United Kingdom8,479
#7Kuwait6,296
#8Iraq5,540
#9Bahrain5,504
#10Guam3,831
#11Spain3,256
#12Qatar2,976
#13Turkey2,234
#14Djibouti1,961
#15Jordan1,759
#16United Arab Emirates1,079
#17Belgium842
#18Cuba/Guantanamo806
#19Romania667
#20Greece407

Other / Unknown34,834

Total199,485

In 2015, Politico estimated that there are 800 U.S. bases abroad, and that it costs up to $100 billion annually to maintain this international presence.

The best thing that people can do for world peace is send the U.S. military packing - Yankee go home!

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